"Caucus night is during the first part of February. If you have been before, please come back. If you have never been, please come. It is vitally important. Learn the issues. Get involved."
Christmas is over, some of the out of town relatives are already on their way home, the house is strewn with new toys, the fridge is stuffed with leftovers, and some folks need to venture outside to get back to work today. For those on the campaign trail, Christmas was a nice break from the hectic pace of getting their message out. But that was yesterday and today is today. It is time once again to prepare to Make Minnesota Great Again (MMGA). And that all starts in preparing for the Battle of St. Paul in February.
When we were on the cruise ship, someone I met at the pool asked me about Minnesota. I told that person everything - including how our state government has become a mecca for Mondale style statists and globalists. How it has resulted in one of the highest state taxes in the country. How the business climate and tax structure are driving wealth out of our state into lower taxed states. When I got done, and was trying to catch my breath, the person (who lived in Texas) asked me a very simple question - "Then why don't you just fix it?"
Bingo. Why don't we just fix it? Great question. This coming year will be the BEST chance we have had in eons to change our trajectory. Change it to be in sync with the country's new trajectory. We have the Minnesota Senate. Even if we lose Michelle Fischbach, we will at least have it even Steven. Unless we do something stupid, we should still be able to hold the House. After Dayton, people are clamoring for a change in the Governor's mansion. Fortunately, we have some excellent candidates. We have a proven winner ready to take the AG position, and finally, we have the chance to recapture both US Senate seats with qualified people.
But is really is as simple as this. To change Minnesota, to really MMGA, we need to change the people running the state. We need people who are NOT "tools of the trade", statists, globalists, or prairie populists. I am talking about rock solid, principled conservatives. People who know how to do more with less. People who know how to right size our government. People who know how to right size our taxes to make our state more competitive.
Caucus night is during the first part of February. If you have been before, please come back. If you have never been, please come. It is vitally important. Learn the issues. Get involved. Work for a candidate you would like to support. The statists, the globalists, the populists are not going to give up their power without a fight. We need to be prepared. Battle ready. When the legislature is brought to session this February, when caucus night happens in February, it truly is "go time".
Some don't think this state is worth fighting for. Some have given up and left. Some decided to stay and make one last stand. That stand comes in 2018. If we cannot turn this state in 2018, I fear Minnesota will be lost. The metro area already is. I am in the fight - the fight for St. Paul. How about you?